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Guwahati Int�l Short Film Fest from May 4

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, April 16 � �A package of the acclaimed diploma films made by the students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune � some of whom later became renowned filmmakers � will be showcased at the 2nd Guwahati International Short Film Festival (GISFF) scheduled to be held from May 4 to 6, synchronizing with the film school�s golden jubilee.

The specially-designed golden Jubilee package, earlier screened at the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF 2012), comprise diploma films made by the likes of Kumar Shahani, Girish Kasaravalli, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sriram Raghavan, Rajan Khosa and several others.

�These films give a glimpse to the early promise that these filmmakers exhibited as student filmmakers who learnt their craft at India�s first film school that has over the years churned out many a big talent in both artistic and technical streams of filmmaking,� an official from the organizers said.

The technical crew of these films also comprised then students of FTII.

The films from FTII to be screened at the 2nd Guwahati International Short Film Festival (GISFF) are 37 Down Manmad Passenger (10 min, 1967, Kumar Shahani), Deccan Queen (1966, KS Raju) Awashesh (1975, Girish Kasarvalli), Murder at Monkety Hill (1978, Vidhu Vinod Chopra), Bodhvriksha (1985, Rajan Khosa), The Eight Column Affair (1987, Sriram Raghavan), Dispossession (1988, NH Prasad), Sundance Cafe (1991, Ravi Davala), �Still Life (1994, Subhadro Chowdhary), Jee Karta Tha (1997, Hansa Thapliyal), Chaitra (2000, Kranti Kanade), The Solitary Sandpiper (2004, Ajita Suchitraveera), Girni (2004, Umesh Kulkarni), Ksha Tra Ghya (2004, Amit Dutta), and Chabiwali Pocketwatch (2005, Vibhu Puri).

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Guwahati Int�l Short Film Fest from May 4

GUWAHATI, April 16 � �A package of the acclaimed diploma films made by the students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune � some of whom later became renowned filmmakers � will be showcased at the 2nd Guwahati International Short Film Festival (GISFF) scheduled to be held from May 4 to 6, synchronizing with the film school�s golden jubilee.

The specially-designed golden Jubilee package, earlier screened at the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF 2012), comprise diploma films made by the likes of Kumar Shahani, Girish Kasaravalli, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sriram Raghavan, Rajan Khosa and several others.

�These films give a glimpse to the early promise that these filmmakers exhibited as student filmmakers who learnt their craft at India�s first film school that has over the years churned out many a big talent in both artistic and technical streams of filmmaking,� an official from the organizers said.

The technical crew of these films also comprised then students of FTII.

The films from FTII to be screened at the 2nd Guwahati International Short Film Festival (GISFF) are 37 Down Manmad Passenger (10 min, 1967, Kumar Shahani), Deccan Queen (1966, KS Raju) Awashesh (1975, Girish Kasarvalli), Murder at Monkety Hill (1978, Vidhu Vinod Chopra), Bodhvriksha (1985, Rajan Khosa), The Eight Column Affair (1987, Sriram Raghavan), Dispossession (1988, NH Prasad), Sundance Cafe (1991, Ravi Davala), �Still Life (1994, Subhadro Chowdhary), Jee Karta Tha (1997, Hansa Thapliyal), Chaitra (2000, Kranti Kanade), The Solitary Sandpiper (2004, Ajita Suchitraveera), Girni (2004, Umesh Kulkarni), Ksha Tra Ghya (2004, Amit Dutta), and Chabiwali Pocketwatch (2005, Vibhu Puri).